Ayatu’l Kursi

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AYATU ‘L-KURSI آية الكرسي
“The verse of the throne.” Verse 256 of the Suratu ‘l-Baqarah, or chap. ii. of the Qur’an. It is related (Mishkat book iv, c xix, part III), that ‘Ali heard Muhammad say in the pulpit. “that person who repeats the Ayatu’l-Kursi after every prayer, nothing prevents him entering into Paradise but life; and whoever says it when he goes to his bed-chamber, God will keep him in safety, together with his house and the house of his neighbor. The verse is as follows: — “God! There is no God but he; the Living, the Abiding. Neither slumber seizeth Him, nor sleep. To Him belongeth whatsoever is in heaven and whatsoever is in earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him but by His own permission? He knoweth what hath been before them and what shall be after them : yet nought of his knowledge do they comprehend, save what He willeth. His THRONE reacheth over the heavens and the earth, and the upholding of both burdeneth Him not ; and He is the High the Great.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam